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  1. Logbook to the middle ages. XI

    In Albania, I am told, religions know how to get along.
    Shqipri is tiny and it is ancient so it is a place that has been invaded, pillaged, conquered, raided and demoted/promoted from region to country to fiefdom to Kingdom to district to Empire (part of one) to now a republic. So it is not hard to realize that religions here have had to live with each other for a long time. In ancient times, the Apollonians (the beautiful ones) constantly quarreled with the Vulcanians (those that followed ...
  2. On Naming a Pope

    WARNING: IF YOU ARE A PERSON OF FAITH, DO NOT READ THIS. YOU WILL NOT BE AMUSED.

    Possible names for the new Pope

    After spending almost a full decade with a Pope named after pretentious eggs, the yet-to-be-elected prelate should think of a name that will be more in accordance with the era, and which may bring the Church more in step with modern times (or at least into the early 1900s). Some possible ideas for a new papal name:

    Pope Gene. We are still ...